Has anyone heard of a trail from the city out at least to the area around Palos?
Someone told me it is the freedom trail, but I can't find it.
I'm looking to get in some long rides on my mountain bike, I'd love to get there without loading my bike onto a car.
You can take the metra there on weekdays. I rode there one time on Archer - that got pretty hairy at points! I beleive Ogdon may be a better option
If there is a trail it is a very well kept secret. Archer is terrible, but it is just about pedestrian-free so at most of the worst spots one can hop up on the sidewalk for a bit until it gets less hairy - or hop onto residential streets for a while.
You might want to check out this thread on a related topic. There's no existing trail to get there, but there are a few transit options to get you within riding distance of Palos.